Windows 10: Installed Win10 Installation Media. How to find existing data?

Discus and support Installed Win10 Installation Media. How to find existing data? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi I installed "Win10 Installation Media" on a flash drive (to help rescue data on another laptop) but didn't realise I had important files already on... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by BrentP, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. BrentP Win User

    Installed Win10 Installation Media. How to find existing data?


    Hi
    I installed "Win10 Installation Media" on a flash drive (to help rescue data on another laptop) but didn't realise I had important files already on the drive.
    The "Win10 Installation Media" install created a new drive on the flash drive and I can't see my old data. I'm sure it is still there but I don't know how to access it as only the new drive name shows up.
    Hope that makes sense...any help/ideas would be appreciated.
    Thanks

    :)
     
    BrentP, Jan 13, 2021
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  2. Bree Win User

    Installation media boots to command prompt

    I've just booted from known working install media to see exactly what it does when booting. The sequence of events is...

    1. Windows logo on a black screen
    2. circling dots appear beneath the logo
    3. light blue 'Please wait' screen with circling dots
    4. a command prompt window (very briefly)
    5. the initial Setup page appears

    Do you see steps 1-3? If so, it appears you have stopped at step 4, suggesting that something on the disc cannot be read.

    Does the disc boot properly in another machine? If so, try cleaning the laptop's drive lens then try booting from the disc again.

    If not, make new install media with Microsoft's Media Creation Tool, either as a bootable USB, on an ISO that you can burn to another disc. At Step 8 in Option One of this tutorial you can choose between making a USB or an ISO.

    Download Windows 10 ISO File
     
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    exodusprime1337, Jan 13, 2021
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  4. RadFX Win User

    Installed Win10 Installation Media. How to find existing data?

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